Impact On The Head Until A Bump Appears?
. I was in an accident until my son hit his head in the rearview mirror. His head was bumped. Up to 2 weeks there are still scars. Exactly 2 weeks. His body is hot and complains his head hurts. From morning do not wake up. But during the day the heat runs and can work as usual. Does my child need to be taken to a doctor or at a city scan?
Hello Cahya Lail, thank you for the question on HealthReplies.com.
Complaints experienced by your child at this time, may or may not be related to the occurrence of collisions that occurred 2 weeks earlier because your child complained of pain in the head. However, it can also be caused by other conditions because the complaint is accompanied by a fever such as:
and several other possibilities
Because a fever that has just occurred for 1 day can be caused by a large number of possible illnesses, it is recommended that you check your child to the doctor to find out what possible causes are currently causing complaints to your child and decide whether this condition is related or not to the impact which happened 2 weeks ago. The doctor may also suggest several tests depending on other complaints and also your child's current condition to help determine the cause. After that the new doctor will also determine what treatment should be given to your child.
Regarding whether your child needs a CT head scan or not, it also depends on the results of the doctor's direct examination and evaluation of your child's current condition. If the results of the doctor's evaluation of your child's condition do require this examination to support finding the cause of the complaint that is felt at this time, then the doctor will definitely recommend to do the CT-Scan. Because for the time being you haven't seen a doctor, it's not advisable to do a CT scan without clear advice from a doctor.
In the meantime at home, there are a number of things you can try to do:
Compress your child with cold compresses if your child has a fever, if there is no improvement can be helped by giving fever-lowering drugs such as ibuprofen or paracetamol according to the dose
Make sure your child continues to eat nutritious foods and also get enough to drink
Also make sure your child gets enough rest
If your child's fever is felt increasingly accompanied by bleeding (eg nosebleeds, bleeding gums, black bowel movements), convulsions, severe vomiting, extreme headaches, or loss of consciousness (delirious to unconsciousness) immediately bring your child to the emergency room hospital to get first aid
I hope this helps.